Dressed in Black: Erotic Stories Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

Murder. Revenge. Madness. These are the hallmarks of Edgar Allan Poe’s fiction. But so are love, longing, and loss. It may seem strange, at first blush, to compile a collection of erotica inspired by Poe’s work. Much of his writing explores themes of death and isolation. But gothic fiction has long been ripe ground for examining human sexuality and Poe’s work in particular is overdue for just such an agitation.

Send me stories that flip the narrative. Give the outsiders a voice. Think outside the box. I don’t want simple rewrites of his work with sex thrown in. Make it crucial to the tale.


While best known for his horror fiction, Poe was also a pioneer in the science fiction and detective fiction genres. I am looking for stories in any genre so long as the influence is Poe’s work. They do not need to be set during the time period he was alive in. Send me futuristic Poe stories. Send me Poe stories that are inclusive and exist outside of the standard narratives. And of course, send me stories that are hot and exciting too.


All gender pairings are welcome so long as the sex is between consenting adults. And to be absolutely clear, the consent must take place BEFORE the sexual act.

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Guidelines:
* Word Count: 3,000 to 7,000 but will consider 2,000 to 8,000
* Story format: Standard formatting. DOC or RTF files. Your name, address, and email MUST appear on the manuscript as well as the body of the email.
* No simultaneous submissions. No multiple submissions.
* All stories must include explicit sexuality and erotic focus.
* For more about their editorial process and the "do not send" list, visit their general submissions page.

All submissions must be made via email at the editors email address in the link above!